- By RICH ANDREW
- Photo Courtesy of UNIVERSAL PICTURES
Director Ilya Naishuller (Karamora) transforms a script by action auteur Derek Kolstad (John Wick) into a shot of pure on screen adrenaline. Nobody follows a family man who fails to defend his wife and kids during a home invasion. Donning the shoulders of sad sap Hutch Mansell is the brilliant Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul), who has a knack for playing duplicitous characters. The family may disdain Hutch as a mere coward, but behind the pretense of this suburban dad is the grit of a retired hitman. He may not have protected his family, but he can’t help but intervene when a young woman is threatened on a bus by a horde of thugs. What makes this film so devilishly fun is watching Odenkirk go from bumbling fool to ultimate bad ass, throwing punches, flipping cars, wielding automatics, and unleashing holy hell on his reawakened past who are back hunting him down for revenge. The film’s set pieces are slick if not satisfying, instantly rebranding Bob Odenkirk as the next great action star we so desperately need. With equally stellar performances by fellow cast mates Aleksey Serebryakov (The Petrichor), Connie Nielsen (Wonder Woman), Christopher Lloyd (12 Monkeys), Michael Ironside (Tin Can), Colin Salmon (Krypton), RZA (Life in a Year), Billy MacLellan (Diggstown), Gage Munroe (Nurses), and newcomer Paisley Cadorath, Nobody promises the perfect escape.
“Nobody” premieres April 2nd.